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Hallam Tornado Anniversary Today

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The time of 8:30 p-m, is likely etched in the minds of many southern Lancaster County citizens. It was ten years ago tonight, when an F-4 tornado that reached a width of 2.5 miles, practically leveled the village of Hallam. Remorse, confusion and thankfulness are words that come to mind for Joe Polak, who owns a […] Read More »

Hot, Humid Summer Approaching

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Our ever unpredictable weather is changing again. UNL Climatologist Dr. Ken Dewey says that Nebraska and parts of the Great Plains are moving out of the prolonged drought pattern, with repeated rainfall a possibility beginning Thursday and extending all the way through the Memorial Day Weekend. Dewey also says that the colder than average weather in […] Read More »

Corps: Missouri River levels will rise but flooding is out of forecast

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Above-normal runoff is expected over the coming weeks in the Missouri River system, but officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say no flooding is anticipated. Jody Farhat, who heads the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Office in Omaha, says more water will be pouring into the waterway but it shouldn’t cause a problem […] Read More »

Recovery Efforts Continue in Beaver Crossing After Storms

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Beaver Crossing continues cleanup from the May 11th storms that spawned numerous tornadoes in the area, causing widespread damage to the town and surrounding area in Seward County. Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says despite the work done over the past week since the storms hit, there remains significant […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman makes disaster declaration after touring damage

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a state disaster declaration for portions of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes at the end of last weekend. Heineman made the declaration through the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency after touring damage at Beaver Crossing, Cordova, and Sutton with Al Berndt, Assistant Director of NEMA. Storms Sunday spawned at least a […] Read More »

BBB warns using care in selecting repairs after storms

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Sunday’s storm left a path of destruction in many parts of the state. Jim Hegerty with Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau says victims with property damage may receive a knock on the door from representatives of out-of-state companies offering to make repairs. He says some are very reputable companies but others are not. He says there […] Read More »

Mother Nature celebrates Mother’s Day with tornadoes and snow in Nebraska

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Mother Nature was not about to forget it was Mother’s Day in Nebraska on Sunday. Eastern parts of the state were hit by severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. The town of Sutton in south central Nebraska was targeted by a tornado that damaged buildings in their downtown area. Inspectors are checking buildings there to determine […] Read More »

Nearly a dozen tornadoes accompany strong storms

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Severe thunderstorms brought hail, high winds, heavy rain and as many as 11 tornadoes to eastern Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. Damage reports to homes, businesses and farmsteads are coming in from communities across the region in at least a half dozen counties, including Seward, Saline, Saunders, Knox, Douglas and Lancaster. Heavy rain also brought flash […] Read More »

Rain, snow, slush…western Nebraska gets it all this week

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Western Nebraska is seeing a wide range of weather as winter serves notice to spring that it isn’t done quite yet. A spring storm hit the Panhandle earlier in the week, bringing rain and hail. It also brought colder temperatures which changed the rain into wet, heavy snow. Commuters reported difficulty Thursday as they drove […] Read More »

Wicked twister from May 5th, 1964, is remembered & feared

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Nebraska is marking a somber anniversary today. It was on this date 50 years ago that a massive tornado touched down in south-central Nebraska, killing two people and injuring dozens while causing millions of dollars damage. That twister was the last F5 or EF5-rated tornado to hit Nebraska. The tornado on May 5th, 1964, landed […] Read More »

Is your evergreen turning brown? It could be winter stress

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The rain is causing most of our yards and plants to green up, but some Nebraskans may notice branches on their pines, firs and spruce trees turning brown or yellow. Forester Tivon Feeley says those trees known as “conifers” are showing signs of winter stress. “The ground is still frozen and the root system can’t […] Read More »

Assistance this year could offset livestock losses last year (AUDIO)

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It might be late, but help is now available for livestock producers suffering weather-related losses. Western Nebraska livestock producers lost two thousand head of cattle in the early October blizzard last year. They lost out on assistance as well. Congress, in an effort to save money, didn’t fund the final year of the Livestock Indemnity […] Read More »

Help kids here in tornado alley overcome their fears about the weather

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Tornado season is underway in Nebraska and severe weather can cause a lot of anxiety for children who aren’t so familiar with loud claps of thunder, flashes of lightning and the sound of the howling wind. Social worker Yolanda Dixon says emotional responses to spring and summer storms vary with the age of the child […] Read More »

Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Southwestern Nebraska declared disaster area due to lingering drought (AUDIO)

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Rain continues to come in short supply in portions of Nebraska, prompting the federal government to declare eight southwestern counties disaster areas due to the lingering drought. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger announces Keith, Perkins, Lincoln, Chase, Hayes, Frontier, Hitchcock, and Red Willow have been declared disaster areas. “It reflects the on-going […] Read More »